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Some Background on Greek Accentuation

Philomen Probert

in Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency Effects, and Prehistory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279609
eISBN:
9780191707292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279609.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys some of the salient characteristics of the ancient Greek accent system: its phonetic nature (traditionally described as a ‘pitch accent’); the contrast between acute and ... More


The Phonology of Japanese

Laurence Labrune

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199545834
eISBN:
9780191738562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545834.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the phonology of Japanese, based on Japanese and Western materials and the author’s original research. It provides a rich source of materials and critical ... More


The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Kristján Árnason

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The book presents a detailed comparative description of the phonological structure of Icelandic and Faroese and discusses problems in their analysis from a fairly broad theoretical perspective. The ... More


The historical development

Kristján Árnason

in The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Chapter 2 describes the phonological development. Both languages underwent fundamental changes in quantity and prosodic structure. Open syllable lengthening (and sometimes consonant lengthening) ... More


The Icelandic vowel colours and diphthongs

Kristján Árnason

in The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter concentrates on the vowel system of Modern Icelandic, describing the correlation between long vowel nuclei (in open syllables) and short vowel nuclei (in closed syllables). Both ... More


Faroese vowels and diphthongs

Kristján Árnason

in The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The chapter starts with an overview of Faroese vowels and diphthongs, describing the correlation between the ‘long’ and ‘short’ systems. An element theoretic analysis of monophthongs and diphthongs ... More


Origins of the Greek law of limitation

Philomen Probert

in Laws and Rules in Indo‐European

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199609925
eISBN:
9780191741579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609925.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter proposes a historical account of the Greek ‘law of limitation’, the restrictions on the distance from the end of the word where the accent may fall. It argues that reanalysis of forms ... More


SIMON EMMERSON (b. 1950)Time Past IV (1984): Text by Shakespeare

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines Simon Emmerson’s Time Past IV, a hauntingly beautiful work which is highly accessible thanks to its consistent tonality and economical construction. This piece is based entirely ... More


Phonetics and Phonology

Urszula Clark and Esther Asprey

in West Midlands English: Birmingham and the Black Country

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748641697
eISBN:
9780748693900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641697.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the phonology of the west Midlands. Topics covered include short vowels; long vowels; diphthongs; unstressed vowels; consonant phonology; stops; nasals; fricatives; and ... More


Labial harmony

Harry van der Hulst

in Asymmetries in Vowel Harmony: A Representational Account

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198813576
eISBN:
9780191851407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813576.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter analyzes labial harmony systems such as Turkish, other Turkic languages, and several other languages. Labial harmony rarely occurs by itself, often co-occurring with palatal harmony in ... More


Vowels and diphthongs: The articulatory and acoustic structure of Romanian nuclei

Ioana Chitoran and Stefania Marin

in Romance Phonetics and Phonology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198739401
eISBN:
9780191802423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739401.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This study compares the acoustic and articulatory properties of the Romanian mid diphthong /ea/ to the hiatus sequence /e.a/, and the high diphthong /ja/ to the hiatus sequence /i.a/. Both acoustic ... More


Vowels

Rebecca Treiman

in Beginning to Spell: A Study of First-Grade Children

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062199
eISBN:
9780197560143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062199.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

In this chapter, I focus on vowel phonemes. Because a study that is strictly based on a distinction between legal and illegal spellings has some serious problems, this chapter employs a more ... More


Basics

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199683215
eISBN:
9780191764912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Some useful concepts and the building blocks of any grammatical description are summarized in this chapter (hence its title). The glossary, at the end of the book, includes notions specific to ... More


Vowel contrasts

San Duanmu

in A Theory of Phonological Features

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199664962
eISBN:
9780191818004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664962.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines vowel contrasts in UPSID and P-base. We first divide vowels into two groups, basic and non-basic, and then search for the maximal number of contrasts in each phonetic dimension. ... More


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